Bridal shows can really be hit or miss, and if one was good a particular year, it isn’t necessarily indicative of whether it will be good the following year. I typically don’t attend bridal shows, but I ended up going to three in the past month, and luckily… they were all great!
First up was BFF Bridal. Unfortunately I accidentally deleted the images on my camera from that event, but the venue was great, the food was superb, there was a great selection of high end vendors, and the gift bag was tres awesome. I think it’s a mistake when bridal shows don’t give press attendees gift bags, because how else will we write about them? I always give mine away anyway, but who doesn’t like receiving a little gift?
Next up: The Wedding Salon. This event was packed! A little too packed for my claustrophobic self, but there were some big names in the house!
Cupcakes from Nine Cakes… Magnolia Bakery was there as well, but I live a block from them so I eat there all the time (skip the cupcakes and get the red velvet, banana pudding, or the icebox cake if you’re a chocolate lover).
Here I am with Kathlin Argiro and a very pregnant Tatiana Byron (founder of the Wedding Salon).
The legendary Sylvia Weinstock. (Who had the best tasting cake samples that night!)
Carley Roney of the Knot
Weddingbee PRO Laura Nadeau
Both Laura and Weddingbee were voted one of the 50 best websites for your wedding by Modern Bride Magazine!
Anne of Perfect Bound towering over me.
This live performance artist was pretty trippy.
Finally the New York Magazine event. The first year I went to this show, there weren’t that many vendors or attendees. But I’d heard great things about it in subsequent years, and this most recent show did not disappoint. In fact it was my favorite bridal show this season!
Pika Photos was also at the Wedding Salon.
They generate these fun sticker picture like layouts. Remember those?!
Gorgeous jewelry, headpieces, and veils by Bride’s Head Revisited.
Flower inspiration galore!
Scrumptious cake creations from Mark Joseph Cakes
Chocolate truffles and watermelon w/ goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette from Taste Caterers
So many cake and food samples everywhere!
Ron Ben-Israel’s cake creations.
I finally got to meet the talented gal, not guy behind Mr. Boddington’s Studio — one of my all time favorite stationery lines!
Cheree Berry was there as well. Love these fun ant and watermelon weekend event cards!
Their classic Bee Mine invite is also a favorite.
Carnation centerpiece at the fab wedding consultants’ table Always a Bridesmaid
And finally flowers by Fleurs.
Did you attend any fabulous bridal shows this year?